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TDR Tax Assessment Premature, Court Says (access required)

Two owners of historic “garden apartment” complexes in Arlington are not liable for taxation of their TDRs, or “transferrable development rights,” granted by the county to preserve the properties until the county also approves a “receiving site” for the TDRs; ...

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Court Admits, Excludes Disability Expert Opinions (access required)

Prior to trial of a hospital security guard’s disability bias claim, a hospital cannot exclude expert opinion testimony from a school psychologist who diagnosed plaintiff’s dyslexia on the grounds that her testing is designed for children; the court will exclude ...

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Dyslexic Security Guard Requests Written Schedule (access required)

A hospital security officer who was fired for missing assigned work shifts after he repeatedly requested a written copy of his work schedule as an accommodation of his dyslexia can try his claims of discrimination/retaliation and reasonable accommodation under the ...

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Choice-of-Law Clause Covers Contract & Tort (access required)

In plaintiff medical diagnostics company’s suit against a Virginia company that manages intellectual property and monitors and renews clients’ patents registered in foreign countries, the Alexandria U.S. District Court says the parties’ choice-of law provision applies Virginia law to plaintiff’s ...

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